Can young love conquer an ancient feud? William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy Romeo and Juliet is the tale of an innocent adolescent couple swept up in the overwhelming emotions of first love, cruelly kept apart by the ongoing war between their two families. Swords clash, everlasting devotion is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed as an intricate plan to unite the young lovers goes disastrously awry, leading to a heartbreaking conclusion. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents this condensed public-matinee production in celebration of Baltimore's new Light City Festival, and the actors will return to the stage after the performance for selfies with the audience and a Q&A.
This is a condensed, fast-paced, family-friendly adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, no intermission, running just under 2 hours.